Potential Presenters, use this template to submit your paper(s):  PDF or Word

1) Papers (short & long), Panels, Workshops & Tutorials 
Deadline for submissions:  May 31
Notification to authors:  June 28
Final copy:  August 2

2) Posters, Demos & Videos:
Deadline for submissions:  July 16
Notification to authors:  August 2
Final copy:  August 9

(All deadlines: midnight, Hawaii Standard Time)

ASIS&T 2010 Annual MeetingASIST 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22-27, 2010 

Annual Meeting of the 
Association for Information Science and Technology

Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. This year’s conference is stepping away from tradition and re-inventing our premier conference in the guise of an innovative “ASIST 2.0.” 

ASIS&T 2010 will consist of six tracks, each with its own program and reviewing committee to ensure that the conference meets your high expectations for standards and quality. A team of respected reviewers, experts in their fields, will assist with a rigorous peer-review process. Please note the important changes in format and content, and plan your submissions accordingly.

Track 1 – Information Behavior
Information needs, information seeking, information gaps and sense-making in various contexts including work, interests or every-day life activities by individuals or groups. 

Track 2 – Knowledge Organization 
Indexing, index construction, indexing languages, thesaurus construction, terminology, classification of information in any form, tagging (expert, user-based, automatic), filtering, metadata, standards for metadata, information architecture.

Track 3 – Information Systems, Interactivity and Design
How people use and communicate with information systems; the design, use and evaluation of interactive information technologies and systems, including interfaces and algorithms; search and retrieval, browsing, visualization, personalization.

Track 4 – Information and Knowledge Management
Information and knowledge creation, transfer and use at the personal, group, organizational and societal levels. The management of the processes and systems that create, acquire, organize, store, distribute, and use information and/or knowledge. Selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Information Management.

Track 5 – Information Use
How people re-purpose existing knowledge from a variety of sources (scientific, humanities, news, family, friends, colleagues), forms (articles, books, video, audio, tweets), locations (work, home, in transit) and mediums (cell-phones, PDAs, digital libraries) to advance knowledge, solve problems, improve information literacy, and learn.

Track 6 – Information and Society: Economic, Political, Social Issues
Copyright issues, policies and laws; national and international information policies; privacy and security; economics of information, personal rights vs. freedom of information; surveillance; globalization and the flows of information; computerization movements; social informatics.

Because each of these tracks represents a generic aspect of information science, each may be focused by additional elements such as types of:

  • Organizations – schools, universities, government, private corporations 
  • Information – by topic, genre, size, medium, etc. 
  • Technology – PDAs, computers, smart phones, wearable technologies, blogs, wikis, ebooks, hypermedia 
  • Information consumers – from kids to seniors, and from grunts to managers, from individuals to groups 
  • Contexts – entertainment, edutainment, learning, social, mission critical, etc.
  • Research theories and paradigms – from uses and gratification to Zipf’s Law
  • Methods – qualitative, mixed, modeling, etc.

At the same type evaluation and measurement of any element – from informetrics to user testing and measures of similarity –may be associated with almost any track. The size of each track will depend on the quality of submissions. 

Types of Submissions:

The Conference welcomes the following types of submissions:

1) Papers
Papers must report new results substantiated by experimentation, simulation, analysis, or application. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original work that has not previously been published. Submission categories include:
a) regular research papers (max 10 pages) discussing mature work, and 
b) short papers (max 4 pages) describing preliminary results, pilot studies, new thought-provoking ideas, or novel applications/implementations. 
Authors may choose their preferred track at submission time; the chairs reserve the right to re-track submissions as necessary.

2) Panels
Proposals for panels (4-6 participants maximum) are invited on topics that include emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary professional areas. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers, but must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between panelists and audience members. Submit two to four pages that provide an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel. Proposals should also list panelists who have agreed to participate and indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panelist will offer. 

3) Interactive Showcase
One evening will be devoted to face-to-face presentations using traditional posters, short videos, and live demonstrations. These formats provide opportunities for interactive discussion and feedback about the work. Submissions are welcomed in areas related to any of tracks. Please submit no more than two pages for each form; a revised version of the accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings. As with other types, submitters may choose their preferred track at submission time; the chairs reserve the right to re-track submissions as necessary.

a) Posters offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Please note, however, that posters describing work that is simply a proposal will not be accepted.

b) Demos offer a unique opportunity to present novel technology, including new devices, systems, or applications. Submissions should describe the technology and list required supporting equipment. We assume that most equipment will be supplied by the demonstrator, and reserve the right to turn down unreasonable requests.

c) Videos offer a unique opportunity to present the traditional poster or demo using a different medium. While videos may present research or demo a technology, they may also be used to describe a procedure or showcase a novel implementation. The video must be original (although mashups that fairly reuse content are permitted) and 8 minutes or less in duration. The video must include the following text overlay (after your title) or verbal statement for at least 10 seconds: "Submitted to the Association for Information Science and Technology 2010 Annual Meeting.” Post the video on YouTube and submit an abstract that includes the YouTube link.

4) Workshops – A Day of Special Themes
Workshops will be held on the last day of the conference, a day devoted to themed topics. The purpose of a workshop is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work within an interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. In particular, SIGS are invited to submit proposals for half-day or full-day events on topics that are pertinent to the goals of the SIG. Additional participation fees will apply.

Submission instructions will be available on the conference website.


For more information, please contact:

Conference Co-Chairs: Cathy Marshall (cathymar@microsoft.com) and Elaine Toms (etoms@dal.ca)

Local arrangements and logistics: Richard Hill (rhill@asis.org)  

Conference Committee

Track 1 – Information Behavior
Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere
Karen Fisher, University of Washington

Track 2 – Knowledge Organization 
Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Joseph Tennis, University of Washington

Track 3 – Interactive Information & Design
Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia

Track 4 – Information Management
Brian Detlor, McMaster University
Chun Wei Choo, University of Toronto

Track 5 – Information Use
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Cecelia Brown, The University of Oklahoma

Track 6 – Economic, Social, and Political Issues
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University

Program for Professionals
K.T. Vaughan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Industry Track
Sandra Hirsch, Microsoft

Program for Students
Barbara Wildemuth, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Interactive Showcase
Sherry Koshman, University of Pittsburgh